Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Ethel Kameyo Sekine

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

98, of Aiea, Hawaii passed, peacefully, on January 27, 2017. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She was a retired employee of Kress Store and a member of Aiea Hongwanji Mission. Everyone will remember her pleasant personality and beautiful smile. Preceded in death by her husband Joe, she is survived by son, Dennis (Sharyn) Sekine, daughter Susan (Martin) Schmick, grandchildren Jason (Lena) Sekine, Michelle Sekine, Kristina (Nathan) Christopher, Melissa (Ruben) Chung, great-grandchildren RJ Chung, Mina Chung, Maya Sekine, Jaxon Sekine and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Visitation at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 11:00 am with inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 2:00 pm. No flowers, aloha attire. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Ka Punawai Ola and Islands Hospice for their tender, loving care. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Mook-lan Mui Fan

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Mook-lan Mui Fan94, of Honolulu passed away on Feb 13, 2017. Born May 8, 1922 in Chicago, she lived in Florida, Washington, Texas, China and Cuba as a child and spent most of her adult life in the NY area. She received her BA from Pomona College and her MSW from UC Berkeley. She worked with an adoption agency finding families for children, and later for Lighthouse International in Westchester supporting the blind. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Chung Teh Fan, and returned to Honolulu in 1985. She is survived by her brother, Thomas L. Mui (Lois Thom) of Honolulu, and daughters Ada (Peter Warsaw) and Linda (Will Schaefer), and five grandchildren Arianna Rauch (Stephan), Ralph Schaefer, Marina Warsaw-Fan, Fred Schaefer and George Schaefer. A memorial service will be held at Arcadia, 1434 Punahou Street, on Friday, Feb 17 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arcadia Employees Holiday Fund or Hawaii Public Radio/Public Television.

WILLIAM “BILLY” BETER

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

WILLIAM William "Billy" Beter, 57, passed away on January 26, 2017, in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu on February 6, 1959, and graduated from Pearl City High School in 1977. He was a flooring layer by trade. Bill loved the ocean, was an avid surfer and an original member of the HIC surf team. He had a sweet disposition and was loved by many. Bill is survived by a son, Tyler Beter-Larimore, grandson Skyler Beter-Larimore and hanai daughter, Stevie Kealoha. He also leaves behind brothers Douglas, Norman (Melva), Pathrick (Lily) and sisters Rowena (Danny) Obrero and Maile Beter and many nieces and nephews. We will be celebrating a memory of his life at Nimitz Cove Pavilion #1814 and #1817 on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a paddle out to say Aloha. Beach/casual attire.

CAROLYN “BEE” G. CHUN

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

70, passed away Dec 21, 2016. Born in Berkeley, CA, she is survived by her husband, Wendell; children, Tina(Scott) Mashimo, Michael(Tomoko), Stephanie (Evan) Nomura, & Steven(Allyson); 5 grandchildren, Visitation: 10 am; Services: 11 am on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Marie Shizuko Acena

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Marie Shizuko Acena, 82, of Honolulu, passed away on January 18, 2017. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was a 30-year employee of the Rainbow Lanai Restaurant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. She is survived by her daughter Catherine (Linda); granddaughter Shari Carter; great-grandsons Zachary and Ethan; sisters Gladys Yamaguchi of Wailuku, Maui and Betty Miyahira of Cerritos, California. Celebration of life service will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on February 19, 2017, visitation from 9:30am, service at 10:30am. Burial on February 21, 2017, at 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

FAUSTO “USTONG” VILLANUEVA CACACHO

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Age 92, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 12, 2017 in Honolulu. Born August 10, 1924 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Discovery Bay. Organizer and advisor of Sanchez Mira, member of Cagayan Associations of Hawaii. Previously worked as a municipal secretary, auditor and advisor for Sanchez Mira, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Natividad G. Cacacho; sons, MacDonald (Marissa) Cacacho, Romeo (Eloisa) Cacacho, Victor Cacacho, Valentin (Lorlyn) Cacacho; daughters, Elizabeth Adriatico, Rosario (Leocadio) Torrado, Cleopatra (Paquito) Salacup, Nancy Cacaho, Juliet Barcelo; brother, Ernesto Cacacho; sisters, Januaria Sacrameo, Clemencia Dabalos; numerous grandchildren and great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

William Tsugio Shiraki, “Bill”

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

WILLIAM TSUGIO SHIRAKI, BILL 82, of Pearl City, a Korean and Vietnam War Army veteran and retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 for the U.S. Army, passed away on February 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; sons, Paul (Fe) and Lionel (Mary); daughters, Patty (Charles) Umetsu and Laura (Kevin) Lee; brothers, Albert "Sonny" (Gloria Dominguez) and David (Lynn Takahashi); and grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Kyley, Dylan and Jacob. Visitation is at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City. Eulogy is at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

RUIKO PAO

Posted On February 15th, 2017 -

Age 80, of Waialua, HI, passed away November 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Born June 27, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Altin Pao, Mark Pao, Dean Pao, Lance Pao; daughter, Laureen Pao; 9 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (Feb. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Walter “Earl” Medeiros

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Walter "Mr. Aloha" Age 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on Dec.29, 2016. He was born on August 25, 1927 in Honolulu. Preceded in death by his son Jerrett Wayne Medeiros. He is survived by his wife, June Rose, daughters, Earllynn (Greg) DiGiovine, Wally Jean Medeiros, Suzanne Medeiros, Suzette Cansana, Allyson Wilcox, and Nina Lamadora; son Vincent Tilker. He was a proud Grandfather, "Papa" to Jason Wayne Medeiros, Shane (Dena) Jonah, Sione (Dawn) Thompson, Tavita (Lindsay) Thompson, Helena Joy Cansana, Tony and Keala Lamadora, Dominic, Anthony, and Natalie Tilker. Great granddaughters, Shawna, Shalae, Savati, Sanaia, Tausani, and great grandsons, Brycen, Makai and John, provided all the love, hugs, and kisses a Papa could have. Services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mystical Rose Chapel, 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m.. Please join the family after services on the lanai for refreshments.

Hanayo Kunishi

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 97 on January 13, 2017. Born on the island of Kauai, she was a retired homemaker, mother, and grandmother extraordinaire. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Yoshito, she is survived by her daughters: Marilyn, Sharon (Myron) Oie, and Carole (Paul) Fujishige; grandsons, Jonathan Oie and Colin Fujishige; nieces and nephews. Private services were held and donations to a favorite charity are suggested (in lieu of monetary offerings).

CHUNG JUN ING

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Age 95, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 22, 2017 in Honolulu. Born December 12, 1921 in Canton, China. She is survived by husband, George Ing; son, Brian (Amber) Ing; 4 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (Feb. 17) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Sadao Stanley Sasaki

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

SADAO STANLEY SASAKI 95, of Honolulu, passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in Waialua, he was a retired U.S. Department of the Navy Public Works Center electrician. Preceded in death by wife, Toki and son, Todd, he is survived by his daughters, Nadine (Darrell) Tonaki, Susan Kawata and Janice (Jettson) Hew; eight grand- children, 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Sasaki and sister, Mildred Nakamura. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

GEORGE HIROSHI SAKATA

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

Visitation will be from 10:30AM Saturday February 18, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:30AM. The date had run incorrectly.

Lenore R. Shirakawa

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

93, of Waiohinu, died peacefully in Honolulu on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She is survived by daughters Patti Shirakawa and Faye (Gilbert) Korenaga, son Ray Shirakawa, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

LYDIA NAHOLOWA’A OGUMA MAGNANI

Posted On February 14th, 2017 -

April 27, 1928 - October 28, 2016 Lydia N. Magnani, a long-time resident of Gardena, CA passed away on October 28, 2016. She was 88. Magnani is survived by her sister, Gwendolyn "Lani" Joaquin of Kahalu'u, brothers Phillip (Millie) Oguma of Kahalu'u and Wilfred (Lynn) Oguma of Kaneohe. She is also survived by her three daughters, Harveyette Bero of Tucson, AZ, Elizabeth "Omi" (Terry) Russ of Thornton, CO and Jo-Ann Magnani of Gardena, CA; daughter-in-law Janice Magnani of Gardena, CA, two sons, Douglas (Teri) of Hilo, HI and Reginald (Marissa) of Tucson, AZ; and stepchildren, Candy (Burton) Greene of Hau'ula, Stephen (Maxine) Magnani of Mountain View and Lani Coelho of Sacramento, CA. Lydia has 32 grandchildren, 72 great-grand- children and 12 great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Magnani, Sr, two sons, Harvey Jr and Eugene "Gino" Magnani, sisters Ruth "Hua" Nakasone, Linda Rodrigues, and brothers Marco, Joseph "Sonny", Masao "Bozo", Shiro, and Mitchell Oguma. The family brought her home to bury with her beloved husband. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16th at 10 am at Calvary Chapel Kaneohe located at 47-525 Kamehameha Hwy. The burial will take place at 11 am on Friday, Feb 17th at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery located at 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy in Kaneohe.

Ethel W. Keawe

Posted On February 13th, 2017 -

Ethel W. Keawe 84 of Kaneohe, passed away on January 9, 2017. Born in Honolulu and was a former Hula Dancer and Musician for the Kodak Hula Show. Survived by husband Mitchell J. W. Keawe Sr; daughter Kathleen Woodward (Benjamin); son Mitchell J. W. Keawe Jr (Janna); 4 grandchildren & 8 great-grand- children. Visitation: Sat 2/18/17 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m followed by prayer service at Valley of the Temple. Burial to follow at 1:00p.m.

PETER LARM, M.D.

Posted On February 13th, 2017 -

Peter Larm, M.D., 91 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 23, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Larm was a retired Physician and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by wife: haruko Larm, sons Randy, Arthur and Richar Larm, daughters Ruth Akiona, Eleanor and Katherine, brothers Edmund Larm and Wilfred Larm, sister Sister Jean, step- daughter Beverly Tyler. Private services held.

Constance Judith Fronda Pulido

Posted On February 13th, 2017 -

Constance Judith Fronda PulidoConstance Judith (Fronda) Pulido, 66, Our beloved mother, grand- mother, sister, and friend passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Judy was born on July 1, 1950 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Nemesio (Dick) and Ruth Fronda. Judy was a longtime resident of Ogden and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1984 where she spent her life enjoying all Hawaii had to offer, especially the lovely beaches. Judy loved spending time with her family and friends, Her family loved her unconditionally and she will be greatly missed. Judy also loved helping others and was a member of the Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Surviving are three sons, Manuel (Janell), Andre (Tita), and Nicholai (Des); and four grandchildren: James, David, Trinity, and Ruth. Also, surviving are three sisters and two brothers: Kathy (Ken), Rosemary, Rosalie (Ed), Eddie, Lonnie (Dawn); and many nieces, nephews, and relatives in Hawaii, Utah, Oregon, and Colorado. She was preceded in death by her son (Danny), father, mother, brother (Richie), and sister (Eleanor). A special thank you to the caregivers at The Queens Medical Center for the wonderful and passionate care they provided to our mother. Memorial service 10:00 am Saturday February 18, 2017 at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church 1401 Mahiole St, Honolulu, HI 96819. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Gladys Mitsue Yoshimoto

Posted On February 13th, 2017 -

92, of Pearl City, Hawaii passed away on January 28, 2017. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by her son, Vincent (Janice) Yoshimoto; daughter, Karen (Clarence) Murata; and 2 grandchildren. Private services over ashes were held on Sunday (February 12) at Hosoi Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Miriam Clare Kamaka

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

55, of Cypress California, died on January 5, 2017. She was born in Honolulu on November 26, 1961. Predeceased by father George Bernard Jr., and survived by mother Attlelyn, brothers John and Michael, sister Georgietta Peters (Irving TX), and 2 nieces. Her career included the Orange County Recorders office, American Fuji Seal and NYK Logistics. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Services 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Private family services were held at Dimond & Shannon Mortuary in Garden Grove, California on January 11.

VISITACION “SITANG” AMODO PATOC

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 26, 2016 in Honolulu. Born November 5, 1924 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Prudencio (Agustina) Patoc, Rogelio (Marciana) Patoc; daughters, Lucrecia (John) Patoc, Estelina (Jolly) Dela Cruz; brother, Ponciano Amodo; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 15) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kazuo Takeo “Charlie”

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

KAZUO TAKEO CHARLIE 94, of Honolulu, passed away on January 12, 2017. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Hiroko "Alma" Takeo; daughters, Joyce (Wayne) Miyashiro and Sandra Takeo; grandsons, Casey and Jared Miyashiro. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

VERNON MASAO TANAKA

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Age 58, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away Jan. 14, 2017 in Wahiawa. He was born Jan. 26, 1958 in Wahiawa. He was employed by the Department of Corrections - Waiawa. He is survived by wife, Doonaree Tanaka; son, Jacob Tanaka; daughters, Caitlin Tanaka, Jillian Tanaka; mother, Helen Tanaka; sister, Vivian (Allen) Murayama. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. No Flowers please.

AIKO AKAGI TOBOSA

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Age 86, of Mililani, HI, passed away Jan. 11, 2017 in Kaneohe. She was born Dec. 13, 1930 in Honolulu. She was an office clerk for the U.S. Department of Defense. She is survived by daughter, Rhonda J. Tobosa; step-sons, Alvin Tobosa, Andrew (Jackie) Tobosa, Eric Tobosa, Rikey (Tricia) Tobosa; 14 grand- children, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Feb. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 18) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Captain Gerald O. Lesperance

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Captain Gerald O. LesperanceAge 86, died January 27, 2017 at home in Aiea. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne T. Lesperance; daughter Michelle Lesperance; sons Stephen, David, and Kenneth; and grandson, Evan Lesperance. Gerald was preceded in death by their son, Andre. Jerry graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1952 and served with distinction for 30 years, including Korean War service. He served the 14th Coast Guard District as Chief, Aids to Navigation, and Chief Engineer. He also commanded the Coast Guard Far East Section in Japan. In addition to his Academy Engineering degree, he completed graduate work in Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned an MBA from George Washington University. Jerry was born in Gardner, Massachusetts. In 1954, he married Jeanne at the Pearl Harbor Sub Base Chapel. After his military career, Jerry was a Project Manager for the State of Hawaii, spearheading the Puna Geothermal and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Projects. He published a number of alternate energy articles and retired from the State in 1993. A devout Catholic, Jerry team-taught confirmation preparation classes with his wife. He was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and a Hospital Lay Ministry volunteer. He was an avid, lifelong waterman and continued to ocean swim several days a week well into his 80s. A private mass was held for immediate family. He will be interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on February 24, 2017 at 1 pm, with a celebration of life reception to follow. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations to St. Francis Hospice, Attn: Foundation Department, Box 29700 Honolulu, HI 96822, will be welcomed in his name.

CLARENCE PACARRO

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

CLARENCE PACARROThe "Governor" of Pu'unui and "Grandpa" to many. Clarence Pacarro, longtime resident of Pu'unui, colleague and coach to many, friend and advocate to all, and "Grandpa" to thousands, died Thursday at age 88. Born to Julia and Frank Pacarro on October 13th in 1928 in Watertown on Oahu, he was the fourth of eight children in the Pacarro family. In his early years the family moved to Makawele, Kauai, then moved back to Honolulu, eventually settling in Pu'unui. In their youth, he and his brothers were known for their basketball team, winning several tournaments throughout the state. After graduating from Farrington High School, Pacarro began his career at the Dole Company where he met his wife Theodosia "Teddi" Pacarro. The two were married in 1950. He was employed by Dole until the mid-seventies, and served in the Army National Guard for ten years. Later, Pacarro joined Midas Hawaii as Sales Manager, where he was known for treating all customers like family, and as a result, earned numerous national sales awards. He also purchased, ran, and ultimately sold the Waialae Laundromat. Pacarro was a generous man who led by example, worked hard, put family first, and never turned away someone in need. He was nicknamed "the governor" because without hesitation he converted friends into family, and with a fair and big heart, looked after many who were "hana'e-d" over the years. His true passion was for the game of basketball. Pacarro was a legendary coach who touched the lives of thousands during his years coaching at Farrington, Mid-Pacific Institute, and Punahou School. Through basketball he would teach character and sportsmanship; his motto was "Always be humble, don't grumble, just smile." An advocate of so many young athletes, in his later years he was fondly known as "Grandpa" by his players, both on and off the court. Pacarro passed away peacefully at The Villas at St. Francis with family by his side. He is survived by his wife Theodosia Pacarro, his children Gary Pacarro, Charles Pacarro, Julie Stout, and Colin Pacarro, grandchildren Kahi Pacarro, Noel Pacarro Brown, Tony Pacarro, Bobby Pacarro, Juliann Pacarro, Kristin Pacarro, Brittany Pacarro, Andrew Pacarro, Alissa Pacarro, and his nine great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at Thurston Chapel at Punahou School on Saturday February 18th. Visitation will begin at 1:15pm with a service to follow at 2:30pm. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Charles Isami Oda

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Charles Isami OdaCharles Isami Oda, 93, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017, at his home in Centennial, Colorado. He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Reiko Takakuwa Oda, who died in June 2016. He is survived by daughters, Bonnie Oda Homsey (Philip) of Los Angeles, California, and Jill Oda Woomer of Centennial, Colorado, and grandchildren, Devin, Kara, and Tali Homsey, Mitch and Augustus Woomer; and sister Fusako Rodrigues of California. Born in Pu'unene, Maui, on February 9, 1923, to Gunpei and Kikue Oda, he spent his youth swimming in the irrigation ditches of the sugarcane fields. Swimming was his passion, and from a young age Charlie was identified and trained by Soichi Sakamoto as one of the original members of the 3 Year Swim Club. In 1941, he received a full-ride swimming scholarship to the University of Hawaii, however when World War II erupted, Charlie enlisted and became part of the 442nd RCT. He was assigned to the Cannon Company and sent to fight in Europe. During the late summer of 1944, since there were no Olympic games that year, the Tri-Theatre Allied Games were scheduled in Rome, Italy. The games were organized for Allied athletes from the European & Mediterranean Armies in an athletic competition that included Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, and Team Sports. Charles was selected to participate in the Swimming & Diving competition for the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO) team, competing against several past and future Olympic Champions. At the meet, he individually won the 200M, 400M and 1500M freestyle events and anchored the 400M and 800M relays to the team championship. As a result of his efforts, Charlie was awarded the "Outstanding Performer" award and presented a trophy for his accomplishments. After the war, Charlie returned to the University of Hawaii to finish his major in sociology and continued to chase success in the pool locally and nationally. He became captain of the University of Hawaii swim team, and finished his swimming career with a bid to make the 1948 Olympics at the swimming trials in Detroit, Michigan. Charlie worked for over 30 years with Pan-American Airlines in Reservations, then the Sales Division; and he travelled the globe wherever Pan Am flew. Charlie also continued to be involved with swimming through coaching and worked with the swim team at the Nuuanu YMCA, following in the vein of Coach Sakamoto. Until he moved to Colorado in 2001, he could be found several times a week enjoying his afternoon long distance swims in the ocean off the beach at Ala Moana. Inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, will be held privately at a future date.

Bert Kazuo Suganuma

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

71, of Honolulu, passed away on January 7, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired electrician for the U.S. Government at Hickam Air Force Base and an Air Force veteran. Bert is survived by his sister, Laurie; nephew, Aaron Suganuma and cousins. Visitation 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Patricio Alday, “Pat”

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

Patricio Alday, Alday, 87, of Honolulu, HI, died December 29, 2016. Born January 8, 1929 in Douglas, AZ, he loved working as a Traffic Monitor for Liliuokalani Elementary School in Kaimuki until the school closed in 2011. Survived by wife Janice; daughters Judy and Angela of Honolulu; daughter Grace of Tennessee; son Kenneth (Tiffany) Mancao of Wailuku. He was preceded in death by daughter Inez Uribe. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Kapahulu Bible Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

JEAN STAPLETON COLEMAN

Posted On February 12th, 2017 -

JEAN STAPLETON COLEMANJean Stapleton Coleman, of Makawao, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 22, 2016, in Kahului. She was 91. Jean was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles and Roselind Stapleton. She lived mostly in Hawaii, but loved to travel, including spending eight years in Japan, where she married and had three of her four children. She also spent three years, starting in 1978, circling the globe on her own; and five years, while in her 60s, with the U.S. Foreign Service in Holland and Tunisia. In Hawaii and Florida in the 1960s, Jean was active in the Republican Party. In the 1970s, she was publisher of a tourism magazine, president of the Hawaii Advertising Federation and, in 1978, Hawaii Advertising Woman of the Year. Known and respected worldwide for her astrology skills, Jean was a confidant, mentor and role model to family and friends, loved and admired for her wisdom and beautiful, ageless spirit. Her favorite pastimes included painting and gardening. Jean is survived by her children Mark, Lori, Paul and Kevin; hanai daughter Juliet Makaila Wilkinson; grandchildren Jeremy, Mele, Alisha, Amber and Kawika; six nieces and a nephew. Jean's life will be celebrated Feb. 18 at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Online condolences welcomed at www.nakamuramortuary.com.

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